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Medical Librarian


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We are looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Medical Librarian to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing and organizing medical information resources, supporting healthcare professionals, and ensuring that the latest medical research and information are easily accessible. The Medical Librarian will work closely with doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare staff to provide comprehensive information services that support patient care, medical education, and research. This role requires a strong understanding of medical terminology, excellent research skills, and the ability to manage digital and physical information resources. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Responsibilities include cataloging and classifying medical literature, managing electronic databases, providing reference and research assistance, and conducting training sessions for healthcare staff on how to use library resources effectively. The Medical Librarian will also be responsible for staying current with new developments in medical information management and technology, and for implementing best practices in the organization and dissemination of medical information. This is a critical role that supports the overall mission of providing high-quality patient care and advancing medical knowledge.


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  • Manage and organize medical information resources.
  • Support healthcare professionals with research and information needs.
  • Catalog and classify medical literature and resources.
  • Manage electronic databases and digital resources.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to healthcare staff.
  • Conduct training sessions on the use of library resources.
  • Stay current with developments in medical information management.
  • Implement best practices in information organization and dissemination.
  • Develop and maintain library policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other medical librarians and information professionals.
  • Assist in the development of information literacy programs.
  • Evaluate and select new information resources and technologies.
  • Maintain accurate records of library usage and resource circulation.
  • Provide interlibrary loan services and manage document delivery.
  • Support continuing education and professional development for healthcare staff.
  • Ensure compliance with copyright and licensing agreements.
  • Participate in professional organizations and conferences.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on library activities and services.
  • Manage library budget and resources effectively.
  • Promote library services and resources to the healthcare community.


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  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science.
  • Experience in a medical or healthcare library setting.
  • Strong understanding of medical terminology and literature.
  • Excellent research and information retrieval skills.
  • Proficiency in managing electronic databases and digital resources.
  • Ability to catalog and classify medical literature.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of copyright and licensing agreements.
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions and presentations.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Proficiency in using library management software.
  • Ability to develop and maintain library policies and procedures.
  • Experience in budget management and resource allocation.
  • Familiarity with information literacy programs.
  • Membership in professional organizations is a plus.
  • Strong commitment to supporting patient care and medical research.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience working in a medical library?
  • How do you stay current with developments in medical information management?
  • What strategies do you use to manage electronic databases and digital resources?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you assisted a healthcare professional with a complex research request?
  • How do you ensure compliance with copyright and licensing agreements?
  • What methods do you use to conduct training sessions for healthcare staff?
  • How do you handle the selection and evaluation of new information resources?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to manage a challenging budget situation?
  • How do you promote library services and resources to the healthcare community?
  • What role do you believe a medical librarian plays in supporting patient care and medical research?
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